Welcome to Shari Huffman - Barefoot Books Ambassador's site!
What is/are Barefoot Books?
Barefoot Books is an independent publishing company founded by Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland in 1992. As products, Barefoot Books are thoughtfully created, beautifully crafted award-winning books (along with several partner products such as puzzles and games), that inspire creativity, feed the imagination and introduce children to different cultures while instilling respect for diversity and a love of the planet. Barefoot Books provide timeless stories with captivating art that can help children to become happy, engaged members of a global society! To view new releases, a selection of my best sellers and my personal favorites, please click on Photo Gallery.....or just Start Shopping!
I had been a corporate accountant for over 30 years and having been "let go" during corporate downsizing, I decided to start my own home based business. In researching direct sales companies on the Direct Selling Association website, I came across Barefoot Books so I checked out their website. I loved the amazing products, the company, the story of the founders, the family-like "vibe", the core values...everything!...but it didn't make sense to me to join Barefoot as I'm "older", divorced, have never been a mom, am a "rocker chick" (lol) and am very "left brained"! I tried SO hard to consider other companies, but kept coming back to Barefoot Books! After 2 months of trying to talk myself out of it, I finally gave in and joined in July 2010 - blaming it all on my gene pool (a family of educators, librarians, book store managers and all-'round book lovers!). Due to my age, background and interests, I have created a Barefoot Books business that is *unique* to me....and I encourage my team members to do the same! It's so much fun to introduce these wonderful products to family, friends, and to the public - and I love meeting people and making new friends along the way! Over the years, I have found that although the Ambassador community is overflowing with creativity, my "left-brained" accountant background has come in handy at times to other Ambassadors....this is a business after all! <wink> Those on my team actually get the best of both worlds - creativity all around them, with me there for any issues with the "business" side of things! :)
What is a Barefoot Books Ambassador?
Barefoot Books Ambassadors are independent representatives in a direct sales/party plan business model. "Share Stories. Connect Families. Inspire Children." is the mission of Barefoot Books and with rare exception, being a Barefoot Books Ambassador offers the opportunity to be as flexible, creative and imaginative in sharing this mission through our businesses as we'd like to be! Unlike most of the other direct sales plans, Ambassadors are not limited to home parties and community events...we also work with educators, schools, child care centers and even run book fairs if we'd like! Some Ambassadors hold story times and/or arts & crafts sessions! Although some carry inventory for events, it is not necessary to do so as sales can be taken via customer orders - both online and offline. Ambassadors can also mix/match and adapt what they do as needed!
Ambassadors are permitted to sell and sponsor team members anywhere in the US and Canada. At Barefoot Books, a sponsor/team leader is NOT a "boss", but rather a guide and mentor...ready to assist, answer questions and help to brainstorm as needed (no one at Barefoot ever pressures anyone to sell!). Teams work together, sharing ideas - and have a lot of fun! Team members are encouraged to build their own teams, too!
Become a Barefoot Books Ambassador!
If you are looking for a part-time income, building a business into a career - or even just wanting to have Barefoot as a hobby - to raise funds for charity or as a way to have fun and meet new friends, I'd be happy to get in touch with you to discuss your goals and how being an Ambassador might be a good fit for you!
Contact me for more info - or to join my team!
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